Sanaa Lathan hot young
September 19, 1971
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
35-26-37 in | 89-66-94 cm
59 kg | 130 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
Sanaa McCoy Lathan was born in New York City, New York, U.S., on September 19, 1971, is an American hot actress. Young Sanaa Lathan first started acting during her years at Yale University, in school theater productions of Shakespeare plays.
She began her professional acting career on stage in off-Broadway productions. She was nominated for the Tony Award for her role as Beneatha Younger in a play "A Raisin in the Sun" (2003).
She made her TV debut in American sitcom, In The House (1996) in episode "The Curse of Hill House", in role as Charese. She made her big screen debut in action movie Drive (1997) in role as Carolyn Brody. Her breakthrough performance came as Vanessa Brooks in superhero film Blade (1998), opposite Wesley Snipes.
Native Son (2019) drama opposite Ashton Sanders and Margaret Qualley
The Best Man (1999) comedy drama in role as Robyn.
Life (1999) comedy drama opposite Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.
The Best Man Holiday (2013) comedy drama with Nia Long
Brown Sugar (2002) romantic comedy opposite Queen Latifah
The Family That Preys (2008) drama comedy with Alfre Woodard and Tyler Perry
Wonderful World (2009) dark comedy drama with Matthew Broderick
Alien vs. Predator (2004) science fiction action in lead role as Alexa Woods
Repentance (2014) horror psychological thriller opposite Forest Whitaker
Approaching the Unknown (2016) science fiction drama with Mark Strong and Luke Wilson
Now You See Me 2 (2016) mystery crime in role as Agent Natalie Austin
American Assassin (2017) action thriller opposite Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien
Love & Basketball (2000) romantic drama with Alfre Woodard
Out of Time (2003) thriller with Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes
Disappearing Acts (2000) romantic drama with Wesley Snipes
A Raisin in the Sun (2008) drama opposite Sean Combs
Nappily Ever After (2018) romantic comedy in role as Violet Jones
She portrayed Briana Gilliam in NBC sitcom LateLine (1998–1999).
Nip/Tuck (2006) FX medical drama television series in role as Michelle Landau
Boss (2012) political drama television serial in role as Mona Fredricks
She voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show (2009-2013).
She played Ashe Akino in drama television miniseries Shots Fired (2017).
She had a recurring role as Jenelle in Showtime television drama series The Affair (2018).
Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
Studied at Yale University, has a master's degree in drama.
Has a brother, Tendaji.
Her mother Eleanor McCoy was also actress.
Close friends with actress and comedian Regina Hall.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Shemar Moore (1989-1996), Wesley Snipes (2000), Omar Epps (1999-2002) and French Montana (2015).
Has been engaged to Steve Rifkind (2010-2011).
I grew up in the business. My dad is a director/producer and my mom is a dancer she performed with Alvin Ailey, but I didn't even think about becoming an actress.
Being strong can be also feminine. I don't think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very nice.
I didn't get to see Predator until halfway through shooting. It was great to get an education while I was shooting because it made me excited to be part of this legacy.
The great thing about the stage is that you have a structured month-long rehearsal period where you're going in every day. You have to have lots of run-throughs with theater because there are no second takes in front of a live audience.
The Alien is gross, scary. There is something in a human being that looks at them and sees it as a cockroach. You can never feel nurturing towards the cockroach.
There is a lot of struggle in being an actor; you need so much emotional strength, no matter what level of stardom you have, that it's nice to have something steady.
I think Hollywood is so driven by money, the people who are making the decisions are not necessarily reflective of the melting pot, so what stories are you going to want to tell? You're going to want to tell stories about yourself.
I really prefer the actual experience of being onstage and living the character from beginning to end with the energy of the audience. There's nothing that beats that feeling, and yet I really have trouble with the eight shows a week.